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Looks like people are burnt out with dealing with my disabil

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Looks like people are burnt out with dealing with my disability which is fine I don't want attention but now what do I do? I feel like I should/ need to be doing something but I don't know where to start. Looks like I'm ending my life as a failure. I wonder if I didn't get diagnosed what would I even be doing? I spent a little time trying to be a firefighter. And during my schooling is when I developed this thing so would I really have been a firefighter? I have no idea. I'd like to think so but that dream died anyway. So now what?

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Mar 14

Hey dolo, I'm sorry things are so rough. I'm not sure what your disability is, but I agree with strawblue that you should start small. Start with the bare minimum, just keep busy as best you can. Just keeping busy would provide a little relief.
If you are in a church, consider joining a small group or plugging in a little deeper. Networking with church members will point you in some good directions as well.

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Mar 14

Depression makes you lose interest in pretty much everything, including eating and sleeping. So... I really recommend working on these things first and simply being around people and talking to them like some kind of support group is ideal. Where everyone is coming with empathy. It helps a lot to make sure you are kind to yourself every day, like I get myself a coffee every day because it's what motivates me to get out of bed qhen im really depressed. Other things I force myself to do is stick a spoon of chia seeds in my mouth, which makes my depression go from an 8 to a 4. Not 100% better but I can smile and laugh and be somewhat alert. Another thing I force myself to do is 15 mins of yoga, if I can. I know sometimes I just cant motivate. Sometimes I give myself a spa day too. :)

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Mar 14

Hi Dolo. It looks like you could use a little bit of encouragement today. Just want to say that I can relate to many of the challenges that come from living with a chronic illness or disability. What I strive to do regularly, is to look at those same difficulties and in my mind see how I can turn them into opportunities not only for myself but for others too. Sometimes it's an opportunity to encourage someone who is depressed or not going through a rough patch and at other times it can be the end result of pursuing a passion or a new dream that inspires me as well as those around me.

Whatever you’re facing now, I also believe you can still follow your childhood dreams or maybe embrace a new one altogether, something that would make you look forward to getting up every single day.

I don't know if you believe in the God of the Bible, but my faith and trust in Him over the years has helped me through many obstacles. I believe Him when He says if we delight ourselves in Him that He will give us the desires of our heart. I hope you'll be encouraged today and allow your heart to dream again. This is my prayer for you. Blessings today and always, my friend!

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